Laliga President, Javier Tebas, has questioned the credibility of CAS following the decision to upturn Manchester City’s champions league ban.
The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) repelled UEFA’s decision to ban Premier League side, Manchester City, from Champions League participation– for breaching Financial Fair Play rules — for two years.
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— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 13, 2020
CAS made the decision to uphold Manchester City’s appeal on Monday morning on the bases that “most of the alleged breaches reported were either not established or time-barred”. They also reduced the fine meted out to City from 30 million euros to 10 million euros.Reacting to the decision, Laliga President accused CAS of “not being up to task” with respect to footballing decisions.
“We have to re-evaluate whether the CAS is the appropriate body to appeal institutional decisions in football to. Switzerland is a country with a great history of arbitration but CAS is not up to the task.” – Said the Spanish Laliga Chief.
UEFA accepts CAS decision
UEFA takes note of the decision taken by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to reduce the sanction imposed on Manchester City FC…
— UEFA (@UEFA) July 13, 2020
A good number of football fanatics share Tebas’ sentiments, with many believing that CAS’ decision makes a mockery of UEFA’s governing body and their Financial Fair Play rules which aims to checkmate transfer excesses made by clubs with rich owners.